at 21-22 School Leader Openings
Multiple Locations – Los Angeles, CA
ABOUT ALLIANCE COLLEGE-READY PUBLIC SCHOOLS
Alliance College-Ready Public Schools is the largest nonprofit charter school organization in Los Angeles, serving nearly 13,000 low-income scholars across 25 free public middle and high schools on 26 campuses. Alliance has a proven record of success: though our scholars come to Alliance on average four grade-levels behind in reading, 95% of Alliance graduates have been accepted to college—including 77% to a four-year university in 2017. We strive to truly change the life trajectories of our scholars and communities, with a goal of 75% of Alliance graduates completing a four-year college degree. We also value our people and strive everyday to be a best place to work in education. Now is the time to join our collaborative community to make long-lasting change across Los Angeles.
Alliance is seeking exceptional instructional leaders and people leaders to guide its schools into the next chapter of even greater academic excellence. We expect our Alliance school leaders to possess a deep knowledge of great teaching and instruction, and to have demonstrated success in engaging and inspiring a school community to achieve high levels of student achievement. We seek self-reflective leaders who understand how race, class, ethnicity, income, disability, and other aspects of difference are integral to our scholars’ academic and social development and who have experience with communities like Alliance’s. Our Principals enjoy a significant degree of autonomy and flexibility to lead their schools toward these academic results and to build engaging, rewarding work environments that retain the most talented educators, committed to college and career success for all students. Alliance Principals also receive substantial professional development to continue to hone their craft, including monthly full-day professional development sessions, semi-annual network-wide leadership retreats, and ongoing coaching from Instructional Superintendents and our Senior Director of School Leadership. Principals receive robust support from the Alliance Home Office to enable their leadership autonomy, including support selecting and implementing research-based, rigorous curriculum and utilizing assessment data to drive instruction, as well as back-office supports (e.g., finance, operations, HR, IT, facilities).
Instructional, Visionary, and Talent Leadership
Drive instructional excellence by setting aspirational school goals and ensuring that teachers receive appropriate, targeted coaching and professional development to meet goals.
Prepare all scholars to apply to, enroll, attend, and succeed in college by implementing a college-ready curriculum and supporting instructional activities, and by using multiple data points and ongoing data analysis to continually revise and improve the school’s instructional program.
Supervise, coach, develop, and evaluate teachers via regular observations, feedback, and coaching as part of Alliance’s rigorous teacher development and support system.
Positive School and Community Culture
Create a culture of high expectations with a relentless focus on student achievement, college and career readiness, operational efficiency, and self-improvement.
Maintain a safe and positive school environment in which students thrive, develop and grow. Develop a work environment to retain and develop exceptionally talented staff. Foster an environment of deep collaboration with families and caregivers, building strong relationships and encouraging their direct engagement in their students’ school experiences. Partner with the Alliance Home Office to secure and allocate the resources and supports necessary to maintain the school’s organizational health.
Bachelor’s degree or higher from an accredited college or university.
Valid California teaching credential. Some Alliance schools require an administrative credential authorizing service as a principal or the ability to obtain this credential in California. At least three (3) years teaching experience and two (2) years of school leadership experience.
THE STRONGEST CANDIDATES WILL HAVE/BE:
A belief in and alignment with Alliance’s educational philosophy to prepare students for the intellectual rigor of college and the skills required for 21st century careers Deep understanding of the nuances of urban school environments and school culture A proven track record of leading, managing, and coaching other educators to increase student achievement with a similar student population as Alliance schools in an urban or charter school Demonstrated experience working with diverse student populations and leading differentiated instructional support for special populations and different levels of learners Expertise in building a positive and collaborative adult culture
Deep instructional expertise, including knowledge of Common Core-aligned instruction, developing student-centered classrooms, promoting personalized learning, and using instructional technology
Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written
An entrepreneurial spirit with an interest in innovative practices
Ability to thrive in settings with autonomy, independence, and high levels of personal flexibility
Strong interpersonal skills and ability to build and cultivate relationships with adult stakeholders A willingness to go above and beyond to contribute to the success of a dynamic team
Alliance is committed to being the Best Place to Work, where employees find meaning and joy in their work every day, within a culture of collaboration, support, and excellence. Alliance offers competitive salaries commensurate with experience, as well as a comprehensive group health benefits package, including medical, dental, and vision plans. Alliance school leader base salaries are up to 15% higher than the local district.
Interested candidates should visit our website at www.laalliance.org/careers to submit their application and supporting documents. Please note that only candidates who are selected for an interview will be contacted.
Alliance College-Ready Public Schools are free public charter schools which do not discriminate against any student, parent, community member, or employee on the basis of actual or perceived ancestry, age, color, disability, gender, gender identity, gender expression, nationality, race or ethnicity, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or association with a person or group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics.